Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard celebrating after winning the Champions League in 2012

Chelsea great Frank Lampard believes the reason for the club’s lacklustre performances is because of Victor Moses’ absence, Goal reports.

Moses suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of the shock 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in mid-October. Davide Zappacosta has been his replacement but on Tuesday night’s 3-0 loss to Roma, Cesar Azpilicueta started at right-wing-back.

N’Golo Kante also hasn’t recovered after suffering a similar injury to Moses. But when speaking live on air for BT Sport, Lampard believes the Nigerian’s unavailability has affected the whole team.

Lampard is quoted by Goal saying:

“Moses is a miss. You wouldn’t have thought that 18 months ago with what he’s given them in the right-wing back position.”

This is just one of several areas of the pitch where manager Antonio Conte hasn’t had a team to stick with. One of the main reasons behind last season’s success was because the Italian didn’t need to rotate the squad too much.

It is unlikely Moses will be back for Sunday’s match against Manchester United. However, Kante is likely to feature, especially after Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas’ performances at the Stadio Olimpico.

Conte desperately needs to find a solution and he needs to find it quickly.

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